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C. M. Rubin
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C. M. Rubin ("Cathy") is a child and family health advocate, an author of children's books and non-fiction books, and a producer of factual films. Her fiction books include: Eleanor, Ellatony, Ellencake, and Me, and Ellie: The Perfect Dress For Me. Both books won numerous children's book awards, including the I Parenting Media Award, Family Fun Best Picture Book, Borders Original Voice, Children's Choice Award, Teacher's Choice Award, Bronze Gold Ink Award, and many others. C. M. Rubin's most recent book, The Real Alice in Wonderland -- A Role Model for the Ages, was written with the help of her daughter, Gabriella Rose Rubin. It is a comprehensive biography about the life of her relative, Alice Pleasance Liddell, who was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), and the sequel, Through the Looking Glass (1871). Ms. Rubin is also producing a documentary about the life of Alice Liddell. Prior to becoming an author, she held various development and marketing positions at ITC Entertainment, EMI Films, RCA/Columbia Pictures, and Columbia/Tri-Star Pictures.

C. M. Rubin currently lives in New York City and Fairfield, Connecticut. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and was educated in various parts of the world, including Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. C. M. Rubin and her works have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines around the world, including The New York Times, Parent Magazine, Vogue Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, US Magazine, the Hollywood Reporter, and Family Magazine. In addition, she has been a featured guest on radio and television shows, both in the US and the UK.

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Entries by C. M. Rubin

The Global Search for Education: How to Lead Well

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2014 | 1:07 PM

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"The existing model of collaboration between the public and private sectors limits innovation in sectors that are substantially publicly funded." - Esko Aho

How do highly effective leaders lift their organizations to extraordinary levels of achievement? How do you they lead their...

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The Global Search for Education: The Top 10

(4) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 9:45 AM

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"The Global Search for Education series takes important issues related to global education and gives them context." -- Adam Steiner

Diane Ravitch, Howard Gardner, Sir Ken Robinson, Pak Tee Ng, Pasi Sahlberg, Tony Wagner, Yong Zhao, Krista Kiuru, Peter Vesterbacka, Randi Weingarten,...

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The Global Search for Education: Pictures with Links

(1) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 5:29 PM

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Amelia Bedelia The Book Report -- by Lisa Johnson

For teachers and educators, the ability to creatively combine web content with interactive images offers an exciting way to share engaging digital platforms for learning. ThingLink is a popular interactive visual image network...

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The Global Search for Education: Creative China

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2014 | 7:54 AM

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"In general, any education system that highlights achievement and goals above process and attitude is, in my opinion, bad for students." -- Jiang Xueqin

Jiang Xueqin believes that the very best American institutions of learning have "a culture and tradition...

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The Global Search for Education: The Middle East

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 2:41 PM

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"The need for 21st century human capital is creating new pressure on the existing education systems to be effective and fully capable of catering to the specific needs of each student." -- Amin Amin

How can we better structure our education systems...

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The Global Search for Education: Champions! Champions! Champions!

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 9:51 PM

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"Our teachers will often tell us that their students talk about us, "Meryl and Charlie," as friends; it's as if we are present in their everyday lives. What an incredible opportunity this relationship gives us to reach these kids." -- Meryl Davis

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The Global Search for Education: From New Zealand

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2014 | 2:15 PM

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"We want our young people to: know who they are, what they value and why, and where they fit in; to question knowledge claims, rather than take them at face value; and to look beyond immediate causes to consider the joined-up nature of...
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The Global Search for Education: Girls Just Wanna Have Games!

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2014 | 4:13 PM

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"Some developers and publishers recognize the huge opportunity and necessity to address girls, especially with STEM games. Our only barriers are legacy, public perception and norms." -- Asi Burak

DOOM, DUKE NUKEM, ABE'S ODDYSEE, DRIVER, ENTER THE MATRIX......I watched as my husband...

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The Global Search for Education: East vs. West -- A School in Beijing

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 10:39 PM

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"As the Americans have the American Dream, the Chinese have the Chinese Dream, and education is the foundation." -- David Barrutia

"Diligence, Rigor, Democracy and Pioneering" is the school motto of Beijing No. 4 High School, founded in 1907 during the Qing...

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The Global Search for Education: Head, Heart, Soul, and Frankenstein

(1) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 5:19 PM

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"How do we pick up the pieces and build a new text that creates and adds meaning to Shelley's novel?" -- Erick Gordon

To explore and remix Shelley's Frankenstein in a multi-media context is currently the creative challenge for 13 teachers from around...

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The Global Search for Education: Mind Work Life and Howard Gardner

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 10:42 PM

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15 Lessons from a Festschrift
Howard Gardner with Mindy Kornhaber and Ellen Winner


To celebrate Howard Gardner's 70th birthday last July 11, 2013, his former student, Mindy Kornhaber, and his wife, Ellen Winner, decided to host a Festschrift in his...

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The Global Search for Education: What Is the Future of Education?

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 10:29 AM

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"Technology is the hope for many low-income students who cannot afford the more selective institutions. It's one answer to getting costs under control...."
-- Anthony Carnevale

What are you selling, higher education or an experience? Harvard provides a world-class education and generous...

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The Global Search for Education: A Healthy Start for All

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2014 | 11:49 AM

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"The best investments a country can make are in good maternal and infant care. Not only will this save lives; it will help produce a society of healthy and productive adults." -- Governor Madeleine Kunin

Poverty, ignorance, poor health and undernutrition trap...

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The Global Search For Education: Helping the World's Teachers

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 9:19 PM

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What does TALIS teach us?

Last Thursday, I attended a dazzling gala to watch special education teacher Matthew Cunningham accept the inaugural GEMS Education Chicago Teacher Award. And yesterday, I listened as Andreas Schleicher presented the key findings from the 2013 OECD...

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The Global Search for Education: East vs. West -- News from Malaysia

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 12:37 PM

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"The real challenge for the Malaysian education system is twofold. Firstly, it is to embrace and engage in real and sustainable change, and secondly, to strive for the equity and excellence that the high performing systems around the word embody." - Alma Harris
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The Global Search for Education: Teacher I Need You

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2014 | 12:39 AM

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Special Ed teacher Matthew Cunningham awarded the inaugural GEMS Education Chicago Teacher Award

"But what does it all mean to YOU?" My teacher was referring to all the facts I had memorized and regurgitated in my answer. What did the facts...

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The Global Search for Education: East vs. West - Part 1

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2014 | 9:24 PM

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"While there is rich cultural diversity in Asian countries, it is not as pronounced or complex as in many Western systems such as the USA and the UK. In inner city London it is perfectly possible for a teacher to be facing a...
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The Global Search for Education: Girls and Science

(3) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 9:46 PM

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"Learning both art and science - both coding and designing - is needed. You need to position yourself so that when the world changes, you're ready for it, because you have those underlying skills." -- Michelle Larson

In Finland (unlike the United...

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The Global Search for Education: Which Digital Device Is Best?

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 11:34 PM

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"What are the learning needs of your child? What kinds of initiatives are your child's school currently implementing? These are important questions for parents before they head into the mobile device market." -- Carl Hooker

Which digital device is the better learning tool...

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The Global Search for Education: Ticks - More from Norway

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2014 | 7:49 PM

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C.M. Rubin, Dr. Richard Horowitz, and Siw Hansson at the
NorVect Global Tick-borne Diseases Conference in Oslo

Complicated problems usually have many dimensions and require multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary strategies to solve them. We talk about this approach in global 21st century education...

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